Nearly 700 delegate representing unions from across New Jersey convened on June 12-13 at Bally’s Atlantic City for the state AFL-CIO’s 28th Constitutional Convention. As always, Local 108 was on hand to play a key role in the proceedings that included political endorsements, election of officers, and the reaffirmation of the labor movement’s ongoing commitment to New Jersey’s working men and women. Convention delegates voted unanimously to re-elect NJ AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech, Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan, and all members of the Executive Board, including our own President Charles N. Hall Jr.
In addition to being reelected to the Executive Board, President Hall also served as the Chairperson for the Health & Safety Committee and as a member of the Nominations Committee. He also delivered a speech as Chairman of Working Families United for New Jersey, a non-partisan grassroots coalition that brings together a diverse group of community organizations for the purpose of promoting good green jobs, quality health care, workers’ rights and a state budget that reflects the needs of New Jersey’s middle class.
Our very own Angelina Perez had the distinct honor of opening up the ceremony with a beautiful rendition of the national anthem. She also served as a sergeant at arms alongside Jasper Parnell.
Kathy Campbell served on the Civil Rights Committee in her first convention since becoming Vice President & Treasurer of Local 108.